The crisis in Venezuela is not improving with forces on both sides determined to have the upper hand.
Behind closed doors, countries like Russia, China, and America are defending their interest tooth and nail.
After issuing a strongly-worded statement demanding the departure of U.S. diplomats from Venezuela, the country’s government has decided to soften its stance on the situation.
This is likely related to the American response threatening significant repercussions if any of the country’s personnel faced a significant danger to their safety in their duties.
As of now, the official statement of the Venezuelan government is that they are open to talks with the United States, and further negotiations are expected.
The country’s relationship with the U.S. has been deteriorating rapidly after Trump’s administration officially endorsed Juan Guaido, the opposition leader, as the interim president of the nation.
Nicolás Maduro responded by accusing the U.S. of perpetrating a coup on his country and issued an ultimatum stating that American diplomats had three days to leave the country.
The Trump administration responded by stating that they would not extract any of their personnel from the region.
The situation is very delicate at the moment, with tensions rising on both sides.
The U.S. has made it clear that they would not tolerate any violence or intimidation against its personnel, while Venezuelan officials seem insistent on protecting their sovereignty.
This is not the first time the U.S. has been involved in a scandal of this nature, although the current nature of social media and communications has made it much easier to follow the situation as it unfolds.
Many have commented on the tense relationship negatively, claiming that the U.S. is stepping over appropriate boundaries and should back down for the time being.
The Trump administration is adamant that it is only focusing on defending democracy and human rights.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement: "The United States stands with interim President Juan Guaido, the democratically elected National Assembly, and the people of Venezuela as they peacefully restore constitutional order to their country."
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